At the beginning of this week at the BMW Group plant in Dingolfing started the production of the new BMW 8 Series Coupé. The sports car marks the beginning of the model offensive in the luxury segment. For the new model family in the production facilities in Lower Bavaria, a three-digit sum in EUR is invested, and a number of digital innovations such as autonomously moving transport systems or Smart Devices are integrated into the production process.
The bodywork of the new sports car is an intelligent lightweight construction with a combination of steel, plastic, aluminum and CFRP carbon composite. In addition to bearing structures at the front and rear of the new BMW 8 Series Coupé, the roof, doors, front cover and partition wall to the engine compartment are also made. For the first time in a BMW model series, a Carbon Composite Roof (CFRP) is also available. It is produced at the Dingolfing plant using an innovative wetting method. Due to the high flexibility of the BMW production system, the almost complete integration of the new BMW 8 Series Coupé into the available production structures is possible. So the luxury sports car will be assembled on the production lines together with the BMW 5 Series and the BMW 7 Series within the required production processes.
At the same time, the introduction of the new BMW 8 Series Coupé in Dingolfing continues the progress in the digitization of logistics and production processes. For the pre-assembling of the parts, autonomous moving trains are used, final joints are measured and the tolerances are assigned to cooperating robots. In addition, the production process at the BMW Group plant in Dingolfing is becoming increasingly popular with the so-called Wearables. Mobile computer technology is worn on the body and assists workers in their tasks. In addition to using ProGlove scan goggles, an"exotic alarm"will be used in the future. With the Smartwatch vibration alarm, workers will be alerted when a car is approached with rare additional equipment that needs special attention. In the training of the workers who assemble the cars, Virtual-Reality glasses are also used for the first time. For this purpose, the specific mounting processes of the new BMW 8 Series Coupé are photographed and projected to the workers using VR glasses. In this way, they can get to know the correct installation processes before the start of the new model.
BMW M850i xDrive Coupe (average fuel consumption: 10.5 - 10.0 l / 100 km, CO2 emissions: 240 - 228 g / km) will be offered in November 2018 at the start of the new BMW 8 Series Coupe, km) * is powered by V8 with impressive power. The newest generation of the 4.4-liter eight-cylinder engine has been upgraded from basics, with maximum power up to 530 hp and maximum torque of up to 750 Nm.